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Grayson Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Grayson?

In 2017 the very popular name Grayson, ranked the 34th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Grayson has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #34 was reached for the first time this year.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2016 with 8,660 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Grayson was less than 5, most recently in 1909.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Grayson occurred roughly during the years 1910-1915, 1916-1919, 1933-1936, 1937-1941, 1945-1948, 1957-1960, 1972-1975, 1976-1980, 1982-1985, 1986-2000, and 2001-2016, whereas 1962-1965 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Grayson has been soaring upward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Grayson lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Grayson?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Grayson is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Grayson (Girl)Grayson (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 127 1,678 8,640 34
2016 157 1,462 8,660 37
2015 170 1,385 7,901 47
2014 165 1,390 6,569 63
2013 163 1,406 5,551 77
2012 177 1,326 4,711 86
2011 115 1,770 3,937 97
2010 131 1,635 3,354 122
2009 110 1,903 2,257 172
2008 154 1,514 2,114 188
2007 191 1,283 1,852 211
2006 143 1,530 1,680 218
2005 162 1,346 1,308 254
2004 159 1,340 1,196 272
2003 138 1,435 1,024 297
2002 156 1,264 929 308
2001 190 1,111 875 321
2000 160 1,237 926 313
1999 126 1,404 811 333
1998 118 1,445 725 359
1997 96 1,642 658 369
1996 110 1,486 582 402
1995 118 1,393 531 428
1994 24 4,286 385 513
1993 22 4,565 293 606
1992 19 5,120 279 619
1991 13 6,725 238 657
1990 13 6,596 228 670
1989 11 7,137 169 762
1988 13 6,006 151 768
1987 10 6,970 154 736
1986 10 6,773 133 784
1985 11 6,172 134 766
1984 5 10,973 100 882
1983 9 6,901 75 1,024
1982 7 8,529 56 1,244
1981 5 10,941 48 1,366
1980 8 7,636 70 1,083
1979 6 9,366 56 1,229
1978 5 10,289 45 1,374
1977 < 5 -- 36 1,552
1976 < 5 -- 40 1,417
1975 < 5 -- 46 1,265
1974 < 5 -- 36 1,450
1973 < 5 -- 27 1,712
1972 7 6,787 29 1,616
1971 7 6,846 35 1,451
1970 < 5 -- 45 1,239
1969 6 6,917 34 1,386
1968 < 5 -- 28 1,488
1967 < 5 -- 37 1,238
1966 < 5 -- 31 1,384
1965 < 5 -- 18 1,884
1964 < 5 -- 26 1,555
1963 < 5 -- 24 1,639
1962 < 5 -- 26 1,566
1961 5 6,923 22 1,755
1960 < 5 -- 36 1,326
1959 < 5 -- 22 1,731
1958 < 5 -- 16 2,054
1957 < 5 -- 26 1,561
1956 < 5 -- 24 1,620
1955 < 5 -- 25 1,549
1954 < 5 -- 28 1,446
1953 < 5 -- 23 1,607
1952 < 5 -- 29 1,418
1951 < 5 -- 25 1,500
1950 < 5 -- 29 1,353
1949 < 5 -- 18 1,784
1948 < 5 -- 37 1,180
1947 < 5 -- 24 1,532
1946 < 5 -- 19 1,663
1945 < 5 -- 15 1,814
1944 < 5 -- 27 1,294
1943 < 5 -- 25 1,415
1942 < 5 -- 26 1,369
1941 < 5 -- 33 1,161
1940 < 5 -- 17 1,708
1939 < 5 -- 18 1,598
1938 < 5 -- 25 1,351
1937 < 5 -- 22 1,467
1936 < 5 -- 25 1,337
1935 < 5 -- 11 2,310
1934 < 5 -- 20 1,582
1933 < 5 -- 16 1,791
1932 < 5 -- 20 1,612
1931 < 5 -- 39 1,086
1930 < 5 -- 16 1,920
1929 < 5 -- 32 1,248
1928 < 5 -- 26 1,464
1927 < 5 -- 22 1,665
1926 < 5 -- 26 1,443
1925 < 5 -- 28 1,403
1924 < 5 -- 28 1,429
1923 < 5 -- 29 1,368
1922 < 5 -- 33 1,266
1921 < 5 -- 21 1,735
1920 < 5 -- 28 1,401
1919 < 5 -- 35 1,197
1918 < 5 -- 25 1,470
1917 < 5 -- 26 1,379
1916 < 5 -- 24 1,434
1915 < 5 -- 27 1,282
1914 < 5 -- 15 1,640
1913 < 5 -- 15 1,398
1912 < 5 -- 12 1,462
1911 < 5 -- 5 1,849
1910 < 5 -- 5 1,688
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.